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Date: Apr 6, 2018

Each year in April, the Office for Victims of Crime coordinates National Victims' Rights Week to promote victims' rights and services. Here are the events scheduled for each Baltimore County Police precinct during the week of April 8 to 14.

Precinct 1 - Wilkens

Activity:  Setting up displays on domestic violence with brochures available.
Location:  Arbutus Library (855 Sulphur Spring Road, 21227)
Date and Time: April 9 to 14 during library hours
Contact:  Sgt. Harpster (410-887-5165)

Activity: Paws for a Cause - Event will include a dog fashion show, skills and obstacles course, retriever demonstration, K-9 concepts, information tables, pet photo booth and more.
Location:  Lurman Woodland Theater (425 Bloomsbury Avenue, 21228)
Date and Time:  April 14; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (no rain date)

Precinct 2 - Woodlawn

Activity:  Planting flowers   
Location: Precinct 2 Station (6424 Windsor Mill Road, 21207)       
Date and Time:  April 13; 10:45 a.m.
Contact:  Sgt. Fleet (410-887-4714)

Precinct 3 - Franklin

Activity:  Planting flowers and tying a commemorative ribbon on a tree.    
Location:  Precinct 3 Station (606 Nicodemus Rd, 21136)    
Date and Time:  April 10; 11 a.m.
Contact:  Sgt. Ledley (410-887-6985)

Precinct 4 - Pikesville

Activity:  Planting flowers
Location:  Precinct 4 Station (215 Milford Mill Road, 21208)   
Date and Time:  April 10; 9 a.m.
Contact:  Sgt. Ramirez (410-887-6775)

Precinct 6 - Towson

Activity:  Presenting displays on domestic violence.
Location:  Towson Library (320 York Road, 21204) and Loch Raven Library (1046 Taylor Avenue, 21286)
Date and Time:  April 8 to 14 during library hours
Contact:  Sgt. Fink (410-887-5933)

Precinct 7 - Cockeysville

Activity:  Planting flowers
Location:  Precinct 7 Station (111 Wight Avenue, 21030)  
Date and Time:  April 11; 9 a.m.
Contact:  Sgt. Henschen (410-887-1863)

Precinct 8 - Parkville

Activity: Setting up a display and speaking about crime prevention and victim safety.
Location: Parkville-Carney Library (9509 Harford Road, 21234)
Date and Time: April 10; 2 to 4 p.m.
Contact: Sgt. Russell (410-887-5439)

Precinct 9 - White Marsh

Activity: Tying a commemorative ribbon on a tree.
Location: Precinct 9 Station (8220 Perry Hall Boulevard, 21236)
Date and Time: April 8; 9 a.m.
Contact: Sgt. Mickle (410-887-5035)

Precinct 11 - Essex

Activity: Collection drive to benefit the Family Crisis Center.
Location: Drop-off point for collections is Precinct 11 Station (216 North Marlyn Avenue, 21221)
Date and Time: April 8 to 14
Contact: Sgt. Zerhusen (410-887-2032)

Precinct 12 - Dundalk

Activity: Displays with information about domestic violence.
Location: CCBC Dundalk (7200 Sollers Point Road, 21222)
Date and Time: April 8 to 14
Contact: Sgt. Stelmack (410-887-7336)

A $589,000 federal grant will help Baltimore County fire officials provide education about preventing fires and carbon monoxide-related incidents, especially in neighborhoods at higher risk from these tragedies.

Fire officials, along with County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, are scheduled to kick off the program tomorrow at an 11 a.m. press briefing in Randallstown. The briefing will be held at the home of Theodore and Geraldine Barham, 3900 block of Zurich Rd., 21133; the Barhams are the first family to participate in the program.

A key component of the program is demonstration of smoke/CO alarm installation in homes without properly located alarms. Crews from the Randallstown Fire Station will assist the Barhams with smoke/CO alarm installation as part of tomorrow’s event.

“This grant is going to help us save lives,” Kamenetz said. “Working smoke/CO alarms prevent tragedies, and yet so many families in our communities don’t have them or don’t know how to use them.”

About the Program

Several months ago, BCoFD received the most significant federal fire safety grant in years, a $589,000 award issued under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Fire Prevention and Safety program. Under the terms of the grant, the County contributes 5 percent, or $29,452.

“We know that detectors save lives, but telling people to use them isn’t enough – and we know from experience that installing detectors doesn’t necessarily mean they are working,” Congressman Ruppersberger said. “This federal grant will enable local firefighters to make house calls to ensure residents not only have detectors, but that they will work when needed. This is exactly the type of common sense investment in public safety that our constituents expect us to prioritize.”

The grant includes the purchase of smoke/CO alarms for distribution to residents who participate in the educational program and meet the program criteria. The grant also includes smoke and CO alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing and printed educational materials in multiple languages.

“Our goal is to help people take charge of their own home fire and CO safety,” said Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III.

Fire crews from every career station have been identifying areas in their districts at risk of fire and CO-related incidents. Beginning April 14, Fire personnel will begin canvassing targeted neighborhoods, providing educational information, evaluating properties for safety recommendations and performing walk-through evaluations for residents who request them. Volunteer stations will be invited to assist with these events.

Specific locations will be announced via our social media platforms prior to the firefighters’ visits.

County Council Chair Julian E. Jones Jr., a veteran fire professional, praised this initiative. “After 32 years in the fire service, I know that prevention and early warning are critical in preventing injury and loss of life, and I enthusiastically support this proactive effort by the County to get modern smoke and CO detectors into homes,” he said.

Requesting a Visit

Residents may request a visit from Fire personnel to review home fire and CO safety prevention. A request form is available at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/preventhomefires

 

 

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017